Prince George Fire Rescue – EMR Trial

On June 11th, 2012 our president at Global Medical Services, Dr. Allan Holmes spoke to the Prince George City Council to give an update on the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) trial currently underway with Prince George Fire Rescue (PGFR).

As the Medical Director for PGFR, Dr. Holmes was tasked with delivering a presentation summarizing the project to date.

View the presentation:

 

Summary from Prince George Fire Chief John Lane:

“The EMR Program has proven safe, cost effective, and has improved the emergency medical care provided to Prince George’s citizens.  The results have been presented at a meeting of the Provincial Medical Leadership Council (PMLC) on May 10, 2012.  The PMLC was urged to recommend to the Emergency and Health Services Commission (EHSC) that the Prince George EMR Program is made permanent, and that similar initiatives by other Fire Services in BC be approved.  The PMLC was also urged to recommend the EHSC follow provincial regulation and EMA Licensing Branch policy compelling individuals to provide care at their license level at all times.”

Read the full staff report to Prince George City Council:

At Global we are thrilled to have the opportunity to have worked with John Lane and Prince George Fire Rescue in the development of the EMR trial. We truly hope this is just the beginning for pre-hospital care.

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